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BSJ Daily Briefing 08.09.17

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Another busy day around these parts. The Patriots shredded the Jaguars in their final joint practice before Thursday night's exhibition game, Brian Robb shared some great Celtics insight, the Red Sox made it seven-straight wins down in Tampa, and we found out Vince Wilfork will announce his retirement today.

Also, there was sad news that former UMass and Patriots coach Dick MacPherson passed away at the age of 86. Not sure you'll find a nicer gentleman in professional sports. My mother worked as a secretary in his UMass office in the 1970s and she always thought the world of him. To me, that was pretty high praise.

As far as site stuff, I'm yelling at people to get the Android app out and I'm still not sure what the holdup is. We're trying, and also share your frustration.

Anyway, let's get going...

LOOKING BACK

Red Sox

Sean McAdam has some thoughts on last night's 2-0 victory on the homepage.

McAdam's Live Coverage of the game.

Dustin Pedroia's back in the lineup.

Patriots

Practice report, featuring the return of Rob Gronkowski to form.

Chris Price looked more at the three safeties, and specifically Devin McCourty.

Price did a lively Live Q&A.

Some video of WR/TE one-on-ones with Jaguars DBs.

Live Coverage from the practice.

Podcast-alooza with me on with Felger & Murray for the regular two-hour Tuesday stint, and Price on with the Sports Vulture, Adam Jones.

Celtics

Brian Robb returned and started a series where he looks at the different possible starting lineups for Brad Stevens.

WHAT’S ON TAP

9 a.m.: Bill Belichick speaks on the field.
9:30-10:30 a.m.: Patriots and Jaguars joint practice, closed to the public (Bedard).
10 a.m.: Seam McAdam chat.
Noon: Vince Wilfork retirement.
Noon: Brian Robb chat.
7:10 p.m.: Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays (McAdam)

PARTING THOUGHT

I snuck this exclusive video of Rob Gronkowski dominating the Jaguars secondary during Tuesday's joint practice.